a group of citizens that are in charge of the government of a city or town
The Council created and empowered by the City of Elko pursuant to Nevada State law. (AB11, 10-1-2001)
The City Council consists of five elected members. The City Council hears Planning Board appeals. Members may also set a hearing for consideration of a case in-lieu of an appeal.
A city's legislative body. The popularly elected city council is responsible for enacting ordinances, imposing taxes, making appropriations, establishing policy, and hiring some city officials. The council adopts the local general plan, zoning, and subdivision ordinance.
A city council is a form of local government, usually covering a city or other urban area, such as a town.